The collection contains correspondence, documents, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, poetry, and printed materials
pertaining to the Llano del Rio Colony and its successor, Newllano.
The Llano del Rio Co-operative Colony was incorporated in 1914 by Los Angeles attorney Job Harriman, the socialist nominee
for mayor of Los Angeles in 1911. The settlement was located in the Antelope Valley of California near Pearblossom, where
an agricultural community was developed. Because of problems with water rights, transportation for produce, and internal dissension,
the colony was discontinued in 1918. One group of the colonists went to Louisiana and reestablished a community under the
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